SPRINGFIELD, Mo., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdIt (www.crowdit.com), the crowdfunding site for the "New American Dream," today announced it has partnered with Startup America (http://www.s.co/) in line with its focus of helping promote the next big idea by small businesses of all kinds. The Startup America Partnership supports a national network of communities dedicated to advancing the success of American startups. With more than 32 regions launched and nearly 13,000 members nationwide, Startup America is aiming to reshape American entrepreneurship.
As a new member of Startup America, CrowdIt now is also connected with more than 180 Startup Missouri (http://www.s.co/region/missouri) members. Startup Missouri launched on Jan. 31, 2012 as part of the National Startup America Network. Startup Missouri companies are focused on work in bioscience, technology, and a number of other fields.
"CrowdIt is thrilled to partner with Startup America," said Jason Graf, CEO and co-founder of CrowdIt. "In today's economic climate, we have a real opportunity to reinvigorate the individual entrepreneur and the way we nurture small business development in the U.S. We look forward to working with professionals that share the same values and passion."
CrowdIt is providing an opportunity for everyday people to tap the collective power of the crowd through a second generation crowdfunding site. The company is building a community of dreamers, believers and "suits" to facilitate the success of small business endeavors through peer-review, business networking, team collaboration and mentoring. CrowdIt will fully launch its new crowdfunding portal on June 4. For a chance to be included in CrowdIt's $10,000 Launch Challenge, please visit (www.crowdit.com).
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Based in America's heartland of Springfield, MO, CrowdIt (www.crowdit.com) is the crowdfunding site for believers of the New American Dream. Its crowdfunding site goes beyond just funding great ideas, but focuses on supporting success through peer and expert advisory support, business networking and sharing of best practices and knowledge. CrowdIt's belief is that crowdfunding will help drive the next wave in innovation and economic expansion, and underpins its mission to support small business growth. A startup, CrowdIt is privately held and backed by venture capital firm Baron VC. For more information, please visit (www.crowdit.com).
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